Linkin Park frontman claims crowd flipped him off during “Heavy” festival performance

ABC/Randy HolmesLinkin Park played France’s Hellfest heavy metal festival over the weekend, during which they performed their polarizing, poppy single “Heavy.” According to frontman Chester Bennington, some of the audience didn’t enjoy that part of the set.

“Had a blast watching people mosh to ‘In the End’ and then flip me off when we played ‘Heavy,'” Bennington tweets. “I blew them kisses.”

A fan-shot video of the performance shows Bennington blowing kisses to the crowd, though you can’t see the crowd’s reaction. At the beginning of the song, someone throws a plastic cup at Bennington, which lands in front on his feet. You can watch the footage now on YouTube.

“Heavy” is the lead single from Linkin Park’s new album One More Light. The album is just as poppy as the song, and as soon it was announced, some fans accused Linkin Park of “selling out.”

“Does anyone else find it funny that the same people calling us sellouts are suggesting that we change our set to conform to HELLFEST,” Bennington says.

Linkin Park will kick off their North American One More Light tour July 27 in Boston.

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